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Ramadan 2013

Ramadan Around The World

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion

The Ramadan celebrations have officially begun, and Muslims all over the world are joining in the festivities. Though some specific practices may ...

Katherine Bindley

Fighting During Ramadan Likely To Continue In Middle East, Despite Calls For Peace | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Ramadan begins today and with it comes the month-long dedication to fasting, prayer and charity. But the Islamic holy month this year also coincides w...

Ramadan Can Be The Loneliest Time Of The Year For Some Converts

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Since converting to Islam more than five years ago, Paul K. DeMelto of Cleveland has done all he could to become a more knowledgeable Muslim, at...

When Does Ramadan Start? Muslims Disagree

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion

Is Ramadan Tuesday or Wednesday? How about Thursday? Because of disagreements over when the lunar-based Islamic fasting month begins, Muslims will ...

Ramadan Gone Wild

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Ramadan is intended to be a time of reflection and rejuvenation for Muslims around the world. The holy month is meant to be a spiritual test of self-...

Ramadan 2013 Community Live Blog

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

Welcome to the HuffPost Ramadan 2013 live blog. The sacred time of year is upon us, and HuffPost Religion will update this page daily with prayers...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is Ramadan Becoming Too Commercial? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Growing up in a mostly Christian neighborhood in southern Virginia in the 1970s and 1980s, Raana Smith remembers feeling "lacking" around the holidays...

Getting Ready For Ramadan 2013

Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion

What are the dates of Ramadan? Because the cycle of the lunar calendar does not match the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan shift by approximate...

LA Muslims Explain Ramadan's Compassionate Roots

Los Angeles Daily News | Brenda Gazzar | Posted 09.06.2013 | Los Angeles

As a veteran emergency room physician at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Mahmoud Nouh has seen it all. From serious nosebleeds to shooting...

HuffPost Jummah: Freedom and Fasting

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

The attainment of inner freedom requires struggle over the course of a lifetime. It requires a spiritual practice that disciplines the ego and moves the soul toward higher purposes. And this is where the spiritual discipline of fasting is related, intimately, to freedom.